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adjective human pronunciation in British English /ˈhjuːmən/
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  1. relating to people
    This level of human suffering cannot be tolerated.
    human behaviour: the study of human behaviour
    human kindness/decency: Feeding the hungry is only basic human decency.
    unfit/safe for human consumption (=for humans to eat): Tests show the meat is unfit for human consumption.
    1. a.
      showing normal human feelings and behaviour, especially showing that you can be weak
      His television appearance was intended to show how very human he is.
      It is only human to want revenge when someone hurts you.
    2. b.
      relating to a persons body
      the human brain
      human remains (=a dead body): Human remains were found under the floorboards.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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